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August 26, 1994 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood has well-known ways of teasing reality into movie magic, winking at factual accuracy. In a new film about Easter Island, that imaginative tradition meshes with a pattern of myth and fantasy already overshadowing the blurry past of this remote Pacific outpost. Some archeologists, trying to piece together an accurate picture of the island's cultural heritage, are unhappy over what Hollywood has done.
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August 26, 1994 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood has well-known ways of teasing reality into movie magic, winking at factual accuracy. In a new film about Easter Island, that imaginative tradition meshes with a pattern of myth and fantasy already overshadowing the blurry past of this remote Pacific outpost. Some archeologists, trying to piece together an accurate picture of the island's cultural heritage, are unhappy over what Hollywood has done.
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